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John Lewis continues 'at home' roll out with store in Newbury

New 40,000sq ft standalone home shop is set to open in Newbury town centre in 2012, taking the total number of John Lewis at home stores to eight by 2012. 
11 April 2011

BHETA appoints new DIY sector director

Eliza Tinsley's Peter Stone will take up the role in the New Year. 
23 October 2009

Grosvenor named best in the North West

Grosvenor Garden Centre has been named 'Green City' regional winner of a brand new award. 
25 November 2008

Retailers to source more UK Christmas trees due to costs

Businesses looking to boost profits this Christmas with festive trees have been forced to source them closer to home, according to the British Christmas Tree Grower's Association. 
19 November 2008

Garden centres compete for Ruxley Rose prize

Ten Garden Centre Association stores from around the country are battling it out for the Ruxley Rose plant retailing competition. 
18 November 2008

Kim Wilde opens new £4m Dunweedin' production plant

The pop-star turned horticulturalist has officially opened the plant in Cheshire. 
17 November 2008

Re-bookings ‘strong’ for Glee 2009

Despite a drop of more than 17% in visitor figures from just over 22,000 last year to 18,112 this year, Glee show director Daniel Thurlow was pleased with the show... 
21 October 2008

Digital boost for Hozelock

Watering, spraying and pond equipment leader to educate consumers with interactive microsite. 
15 April 2008

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B&Q trials use of avatars for customer DIY queries

By bq bob
Oh my God what the hell is my company thinking, is it being run by a bunch of 12 year old s! Half our customers are older and would have no ...

good start

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Big job to reshape this business but looks like a good start...

Kingfisher Q2 sales show no negative impact from Brexit vote

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Ex-BHS boss told to get off his yacht and sort BHS crisis

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Kingfisher Q2 sales show no negative impact from Brexit vote

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If she makes on target earnings she will earn 4.5 million! That is 19,000 a week!that is almost 2000 an hour, again 2000 per hour....